Unemployment Trust Fund Reaches $1 Billion
With just over $1 billion in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund, unemployment benefit payment reserves are continuing to build toward recommended levels. This is being accomplished without raising employer’s tax rates, supported by overall low levels of claims being filed.
Black History Month
The Equal Rights Commission enforces equal employment in partnership with the Unites States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The effort to train and resolve discrimination charges creates a fair and equitable workplace that is not only lawful, but promotes diversity and inclusion. Data captured by Commission filings show that, unfortunately, the majority of discrimination complaints are higher among the African American community. Ensuring the rights of Black Nevadans is not only paramount during Black History Month, but 365 days of the year.
In January, our Chief Economist David Schmidt participated in a meeting of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) in Washington, DC. The WIAC is composed of national representatives of groups representing the workforce development system, and makes recommendations to send to the U.S. Secretary of Labor concerning the needs of the national workforce information system.
Mr. Schmidt was appointed to the WIAC in 2021.
Photo: WIAC members present at January meeting.
Incumbent Worker Training
Do you know a business that could use help upskilling their workforce?
DETR awarded funds to Nevadaworks and Workforce Connections for Incumbent Worker Training.
An incumbent worker is a person who is employed & could benefit from upgrading their skills through education and training opportunities.
The pilot is designed to improve the skills of employees and the competitiveness of an employer by offering support for classroom or/and on-the-job training.
These business solutions are targeted to employers and will be offered primarily through the EmployNV Business Hubs.
Have you seen the new @VRNevada website? The new site makes it easier for those using assistive technology.
The website has new features and resources to help Nevadans with disabilities find jobs, and help those who are already employed perform more successfully through training, counseling, and other support methods.
Here are the steps you can take if you or someone you know received an overpayment notice:
If you did not apply for benefits, let DETR know this is a fraudulent claim.
If you did receive benefits:
o Provide the documentation requested
o Appeal the determination
o Request of waiver from the requirement to repay